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Jets rookie WR Jalen Saunders back with team after car accident

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FILE - This is a 2014, file photo, showing Jalen Saunders of the New York Jets NFL football team. Saunders was involved in a single-car accident early Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, and hospitalized. The team announced Saunders, a fourth-round pick, was on his way to the Jets' practice facility at the time of the accident. There was no immediate word on Saunders' condition, but the Jets say he won't travel with the team for their preseason game at Cincinnati on Saturday night. (AP Photo/File) (The Associated Press)

New York Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders is back with the team after being hospitalized over the weekend following a car accident.

Saunders, a fourth-round pick out of Oklahoma, was released from the hospital Sunday morning. He was involved in a single-car accident on his way to the team's practice facility early Friday morning.

According to an incident report by the Florham Park Police Dept., Saunders experienced an unspecified "medical event" as he made a left turn onto Park Ave. — less than a minute from the facility. His car struck a curb and stopped in "high grass."

Saunders was working with trainers at the start of practice Monday, and the team says he will be eased back. He's expected to address the media either Tuesday or Wednesday.


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